Gum it Up !

Directed by Vassili Silovic Written by Vassili Silovic & François Orphelin 52 minutes   The film deals with chewing gum: a trivial treat that has become emblematic of the modern world. Promoted or despised, banned or tolerated, its universal use incites astonishingly passionate reactions. What is this controversial craze based upon? Why this need for […]

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Brazil Diaries, Birth of a Nation

Directed and written by Luis Miranda According to an original idea of Pascale Malinowski 52 minutes   On 22 April 1500, the crew of a Portuguese ship captained by Cabral set foot in a land populated by Indians. They had just discovered Brazil, a New World that proved to be an enormous shock for these […]

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Mini-Skirt, In Short !

Directed and written by Marie-Christine Gambart 52 minutes   The mini-skirt appeared on the scene in 1960 and started by uncovering women’s knees. A revolution in the way of thinking, a revolution in the way of dressing. Whether it was a fashion statement or the beginning of a real scandal, this tiny piece of clothing […]

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The Intimate and the Monumental

Directed and written by Sarah Clément-Colas 52 minutes   “The Intimate and the Monumental” invites us to an exclusive viewing of the effort to restore the Sainte Chapelle, located in the heart of Paris. We will discover what goes on behind the scenes as the Ministry of Culture and the Centre of National Monuments orchestrate […]

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Diary of Home Support Workers

Directed and written by Guillaume Terver 52 minutes   Helping an elderly or handicapped person to their feet, taking them in your arms, and helping them move from one spot to another. Holding their hand. Encouraging them. Watching the clock, hurrying to take to the road, rushing along. Arriving at a new residence, at a […]

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Ecuador

Directed by Jacques Sarasin Written by Serge Elleinstein et Jacques Sarasin 72 minutes   Given the economic recession and the environmental problems facing the planet, the time has come to find an answer to the capitalist system – local solutions to problems that concern all of us. We cannot continue believing that the global market […]

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Leaving Saint-Pierre or returning to it ?

Directed by Gilles Bouteiller Written by Christian Chambres & Gilles Bouteiller 52 minutes   The stories of immigrants are always rich and powerful, referring back to universal human issues. This documentary successfully combines fascinating life stories with the discovery of Saint Pierre and Miquelon, a stark, windswept archipelago close to Newfoundland that offers a cold, […]

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Does my brain have a sex ?

Directed and written by Laure Delesalle 52 minutes   One thing is clear, the issue of Male and Female is never neutral! Are women’s brains different from men’s? That is what many scientific reviews try to tell us today. From basic biology to the latest discoveries in genetics, the director conducts a humorous, in-depth investigation that […]

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Ricardo Aronovich, with my dinosaur eyes

Directed and written by Claudia Marschal 52 minutes   Through the portrait of Ricardo Aronovich, famous cameraman who worked with great directors such as Alain Resnais, Louis Malle, Ettore Scola or Costa Gavras, Luis Miranda takes us on a trip through 50 years of cinema.     Partners Produced with CinéCinéma In coproduction with Le […]

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Tomorrow may never come

Directed and written by 110 minutes   The town of Graulhet, in the Tarn department, in the South of France, has witnessed the closing of 120 leather factories, one after the other. Fouad and Rafik, 26 years old, have seen their parents laid off and suddenly revert to immigrants once again. What role do these […]

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Johnnie Got His Gun !

Directed and written by Yves Montmayeur 59 minutes   Johnnie TO is indeed the new Mandarin of Hong Kong action cinema. Not to say the Godfather of asian thriller ! Today we talk about the style of Johnnie To with the same excitement as we mentioned the name of John Woo in the eighties. As […]

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The Purge in Alsace

Directed and written by Luis Miranda 52 minutes   At the end of World War II, the French government implemented a five-year “purification” policy that rocked the Alsatian society to its very core with massive arrests, the refusal to grant residency, the abrogation of fundamental rights, and so on. Thousands of families were thrown into […]

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The other side, dert-ànna

Directed and written by Claudia Marschal 52 minutes   Alsace, France. A region with plentiful vineyards, mountains, flourishing forests and picturesque lakes. Population 1,836,000. Castroville-Texas, the United States of America an ordinary village trapped between Highway 90 and miles of harsh sunburnt fields. Population 2664. An investigation begins. Cowboys are speaking a language unknown to […]

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Hubert Nyssen, an open book

Directed by Sylvie Deleule 52 minutes   The film is a focus on Hubert Nyssen, a Belgian naturalized French publisher who created Actes Sud editions. « First, I’m a writer, then a publisher », he says, but above all, he thinks of himself as a words carrier. At 84, he is still full of life […]

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Nuclear power : nothing to report

Directed and written by Alain De Halleux 58 minutes   This film offers an insider’s look at workers in the nuclear sector, people who play a vital role inside nuclear power plants, who guarantee the security of these installations. The director goes beyond just putting a face to these anonymous people; he acknowledges them as essential […]

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The second life of Betty

Directed and written by Luis Miranda 52 minutes   This is the heartbreaking story of Betty, the eldest daughter of an african family who had to live through the armed conflicts in 1995, on the French territory of Burundi. Betty’s mother, Rosette, decided to stay in Burundi and gave away her children to a border escort. […]

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Sponsor a child near your home

Directed and written by Carole Tresca 52 minutes   This film deals with the sponsorship of children who lives near your home. It reveals a new social and human relations, which is largely unknown.     Partners Produced with France 5 and Planète With the support of Délégation à l’Information et à la communication (DICOM) of […]

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The origins of language

Directed and written by Bernard Favre 52 minutes   Along with the ability to walk on two feet, the invention of language is regarded as one of the most important stages in the adventure of human development. Where did this strange faculty come from ? Until the 1980s, speech and language, the brain and the larynx […]

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